Don’t Let The Tax Tail Wag The Investment Dog!

So, how will the new tax restrictions on Buy-To-Let (BTL) finance affect you? Let me explain…. As ever, this proposal by the Chancellor will affect different people in different ways, so I would urge you to seek professional advice which will be tailored to your circumstances, but if I can explain the principles, I’m sure […]

Top 10 Ways To Choose The Right Tenant

As the housing market continues to gain momentum, two things are starting to happen. Prospective tenants, aware that properties are appearing on the market and disappearing again within days, are eager to sign on the dotted line. And landlords, eager to avoid empty properties, are letting them. But the quickest deal isn’t always the best […]

Do I Really Need To Use A Letting Agent?

10 reasons using a letting agent makes sense… If you know the industry inside out, have the time, the negotiating skills and the inclination to work with tenants direct. If you know how to put problems with your property right and you’re confident you understand your legal obligations then no, you can probably live without […]

Does Selective Licensing Work?

It’s driving up the quality of rental accommodation and reducing anti-social behaviour. Or it’s destroying Blackpool’s rental market and placing an unfair burden on the majority of landlords. Everyone has an opinion about selective licensing – but who’s right? In 2012 Blackpool Council introduced a scheme which aimed to improve the South Shore area of […]

Our Top 10 Tips For Buy-To-Lets

Our top ten tips will help you understand the conundrums of investing your money in bricks and mortar. 1 – Know Your Market Research, research, research! Know your risks as well as your benefits and ensure Buy-To-Let is the investment you want. On a short term basis; tying up capital in a property that may […]

Tenants – Keep Your Landlord Smiling :-)

I would say that one of the most important things to a tenant – once they have found their dream home of course – is the Landlord. I am often asked when a tenant is viewing a new property “What is the Landlord like?” You want assurances that you will be looked after in your […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Exciting times this week at LS Blackpool…. we are delighted to be sponsoring the North West Division of Global Entrepreneurship week. I hope to see many of you at The Pines Hotel in Chorley on Tuesday. The theme to GEW 2013 is “Taking A Step Forward”. Let’s think about this for a moment; “taking a step forward”… Now, […]

Our First Blog!

My name is Sally Snowdon and my aim is to keep in touch with visitors old and new, that visit our fantastic new website. I hope you love it as much as we do, here at Letting Solutions Blackpool! Ok, here we go…I am delighted to introduce my first in a long series of blogs […]